St Pancras Chambers

Manhattan Loft Corporation / Galliford Try / EMCOR Engineering Services
  • Multi-room 12 channel UHF television distribution
  • Radio, media & satellite distribution
  • Hybrid fibre optic and coaxial cable systems
St Pancras, London

This 3 year, £150-million renovation project regenerated St Pancras Chambers into a five-star Renaissance Marriott hotel with 244 bedrooms, two restaurants, two bars, a health and leisure centre, a ballroom, 20 meeting/function rooms and 67 private apartments and penthouses.

Our Brief

We supplied and installed a multi-room 12ch UHF Television Distribution System that covered all hotel bedrooms, the bar areas, and meeting/function rooms. We also installed an Integrated Reception System (IRS) to serve the 67 apartments and the retail units on the station concourse.

Schematic 1 - St Pancras Chambers
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The Challenge

Due to planning restrictions and strict guidelines from English Heritage, we had to install both systems from just one aerial array and one satellite dish. We installed the aerial array within the clock tower behind the glass clock face, and fitted the satellite dish some 400m away, on the roof of the new section of the hotel.

Schematic 2 - St Pancras Chambers
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The solution

We used a hybrid fibre optic and coaxial cable system to distribute television, radio and satellite to both sections of the hotel. After installing the equipment in areas with a considerable size constraint, and laying the cables via the most arduous routes, we were able to provide all services to the apartments with a minimum loss of signal quality.

“One of London’s proudest achievements”

Harry Handelsman, owner and CEO of developers Manhattan Loft Corporation described the project:
“Over the coming years the regeneration of the whole of the Kings Cross area into the capital’s international business and cultural quarter will make the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel one of London’s proudest achievements of the early 21st century.”